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Topic   Political Compass Test

ninesalone
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26-Oct(#1)
https://www.politicalcompass.org/test

Where do you fall on the chart?

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tonymack21
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26-Oct(#2)
really close to the middle, where I kinda figured

yankees7448
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26-Oct(#3)
ninesalone wrote:
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> Where do you fall on the chart?
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> [imgt w=480 h=400]https://i.imgur.com/1jyPKX6.png[/imgt]

[imgt https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcomp...[/imgt]
thatonedude
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26-Oct(#4)
longhornsk57
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* 26-Oct(#5)
The test is pretty flawed:

Examples:


Questions like: Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation.

there is no right answer, because it doesn't take into account whether the regulating body has a personal agenda, which usually in practice in this country it does. so what if you think the environment should be protected by some regulation (no dumping of harmful chemicals let's say) but you think the EPA oversteps their role, picks favorites, and makes it overly hard to get a business going because of pointless regulation that doesn't in fact help the environment?

Even the first question If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations

I mean that's basically saying that international corporations are against humanity, and you have to pick one. There's too much assumption here with no real balance.

It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product.

What the hell does this even mean? You can buy a filter and drink filtered tap water or buy a bottle if you want. What's the point here? Some people believe that bottled water shouldn't be sold at all?

Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold.

Does someone who agrees with this think that trespassing is OK? or it would be OK for someone to camp in your back yard if they want? Maybe I am missing something?

The freer the market, the freer the people. Again, this assumes too much. Are they saying no restrictions at all or eradicating monopolies and trusts and having a real "free market"?

and so many more issues...



Even so taking the test as best I could, even with the leading questions, this is where i ended up...

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tonymack21
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* 26-Oct(#6)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> The test is pretty flawed:
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> Examples:
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> ...
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> Even so taking the test as best I could, even with the leading questions, this is


I found a few that were pretty open to interpretation as well. it put me as barely authoritarian left at -2.88 and +1.85 on the grid, which is still close to the middle and I consider myself to be in the middle and open to good ideas no matter where they come from for the most part.


longhornsk57
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26-Oct(#7)
tonymack21 wrote:
> longhornsk57 wrote:
>> The test is pretty flawed:
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>> Examples:
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>> ...
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>> Even so taking the test as best I could, even with the leading questions, this
> is
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> I found a few that were pretty open to interpretation as well. it put me as barely
> authoritarian left at -2.88 and +1.85 on the grid, which is still close to the middle
> and I consider myself to be in the middle and open to good ideas no matter where
> they come from for the most part.
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>
>

yeah for sure. I don't know that I consider myself anything at this point. You say you're conservative and suddenly that means you hate the environment, are racist, hate poor people. hate women etc.

You say you lean a little left and suddenly you hate the economy, are a communist, want free crap etc.

yeah some people are racists and some people are legit communists, but the media would have you believe 50% are one and 50% are the other, when actually maybe 2% of the population fit into those roles.

If I get into an actual conversation with someone who is not too brainwashed and can actually listen and have a conversation, I'll just give them a set of principals and examples and let them come up with a label if they want.

Funny part is I bet we all think a lot more similarly than you'd think but with all the pushed agenda by so many special interests it's all just a big pile of crap and reduced to idiocy.

That's my political rant for this year. /out
ninesalone
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26-Oct(#8)
@longhornsk57

I agree. Not a perfect test and found many where it certainly was open to interpretation. I'm not aware of a better test though. This one seems to be the most popular.

Some of your examples like the bottled water question and owning land... I imagine being against those things puts you towards authoritarian left.
longhornsk57
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26-Oct(#9)
ninesalone wrote:
> @longhornsk57
>
> I agree. Not a perfect test and found many where it certainly was open to interpretation.
> I'm not aware of a better test though. This one seems to be the most popular.
>
> Some of your examples like the bottled water question and owning land... I imagine
> being against those things puts you towards authoritarian left.

Yeah I would imagine.

I guess I am wondering if anyone actually feels that no one should be allowed to bottle water and sell it, especially when there is always a filtered tap alternative. Like is that actually a thing people give a crap about? Seems like a fake manufactured issue to me.



tonymack21
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* 26-Oct(#10)
ninesalone wrote:
> @longhornsk57
>
> I agree. Not a perfect test and found many where it certainly was open to interpretation.
> I'm not aware of a better test though. This one seems to be the most popular.
>
> Some of your examples like the bottled water question and owning land... I imagine
> being against those things puts you towards authoritarian left.

that's what im thinking. I agreed that its sad that a basic life essential, water, is a commercialized product. like you literally die without it, and made mostly of it. as a southerner though owning land is considered very normal around here, so I wasn't against that. but I think some of the stuff like the water thing pushed me over the middle line.


I also hate that everything gets labeled, and that everything has such an evilness associated with it from one side or the other. the media has been SO successful with pushing the division and the idea that you can not coexist. I have a cousin who was a Hillary girl and doesn't speak to me lol


tonymack21
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26-Oct(#11)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> ninesalone wrote:
>> @longhornsk57
>>
>> I agree. Not a perfect test and found many where it certainly was open to interpretation.
>> I'm not aware of a better test though. This one seems to be the most popular.
>
>>
>> Some of your examples like the bottled water question and owning land... I imagine
>> being against those things puts you towards authoritarian left.
>
> Yeah I would imagine.
>
> I guess I am wondering if anyone actually feels that no one should be allowed to
> bottle water and sell it, especially when there is always a filtered tap alternative.
> Like is that actually a thing people give a crap about? Seems like a fake manufactured
> issue to me.
>
>
>
>

I don't feel its wrong that companies want to bottle and sell it, no one has to buy it. I just chose the answer I thought fit the best, the question made me think of the Nestle guy who said water shouldn't be a right, and I disagreed with that logic

thatonedude
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* 26-Oct(#12)
I thought that too, but I thought it was later found to be a bunk claim?
tonymack21
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* 26-Oct(#13)
thatonedude wrote:
> I thought that too, but I thought it was later found to be a bunk claim?

was it revealed that he never really said it?

I found this, where they believe it should be controlled better, which is def not saying people don't have the right to it
http://www.nestle.com/ask-nestle/human-rights/answ...

thatonedude
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26-Oct(#14)
I think it may have been context. On my mobile running errands no time to look
tonymack21
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26-Oct(#15)
ya it def looks like a context thing that got spun

Dustin
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26-Oct(#16)
MikeyWhoa
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* 26-Oct(#17)
Dustin is a Commie.

Karaiya
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* 26-Oct(#19)
Dustin you leftist son of dog!!!!!!!

Nines fell in the left leaning libertarian portion. Almost exactly where you fell on the right. And exactly where Mikey is on the spectrum. We share values of freedom, and liberties but just have different opinions of the role of authority and government in social issues and economy.

I personally though I would fall more aligned or closer to authoritarian. I am more close to center than I though I may be. Perhaps ten years ago I would have been more centrist.
Karaiya
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26-Oct(#20)
MikeyWhoa wrote:
> Dustin is a Commie.
>
>

I knew it! That bastards been trolling us the whole time!!!!!
Noid
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26-Oct(#21)
I'm genuinely curious; what does it say about my political compass if I choose not to take the test on the grounds that I think it's a stupid waste of time? smiley:::surprise

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Karaiya
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26-Oct(#22)
Surveys are fun Noid!!!
Noid
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26-Oct(#23)
Karaiya wrote:
> Surveys are fun Noid!!!

I genuinely can't tell if that's meant to be honest or sarcastic...and you best believe that I'm hoping it's sarcasm. smiley:::wink
Karaiya
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26-Oct(#24)
Its the latter, but its helped make a light hearted discussion where arent condescending to one another. Give it that much.
lpeters82
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26-Oct(#25)
Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -4.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44
Scots
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27-Oct(#26)
I agree that the test is not very well done. There were a lot of questions that were worded poorly, and some that even seemed very biased - almost like it was saying "I know what you want to select, but we're gonna word it so that you seem like a really bad person if you do." But anyway, here's mine.

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DiamondDave
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* 27-Oct(#28)
ninesalone wrote:
> Where do you fall on the chart?

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Quite a few of the questions I kinda scoffed at because they were too reductive in their wording. I personally picture myself a few clicks further to the right.
RobotVendingMachine
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27-Oct(#29)
DiamondDave wrote:
> ninesalone wrote:
>> Where do you fall on the chart?
>
>
> Quite a few of the questions I kinda scoffed at because they were too reductive in
> their wording. I personally picture myself a few clicks further to the right.

Agreed, I am pretty sure I am somewhat further to the right then this thing tells me I am.

Karaiya
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27-Oct(#30)
No way bro youre liberal scum like the rest of us. Accept it.
Finn
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27-Oct(#31)

Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.97





yankees7448
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27-Oct(#32)
ninesalone wrote:
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> Where do you fall on the chart?
>
> [imgt w=480 h=400]https://i.imgur.com/1jyPKX6.png[/imgt]

gosh darn I am almost as far away from you as is humanly possible.

Economic Left/Right: -8.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03.png
ninesalone
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27-Oct(#33)
yankees7448 wrote:
> gosh darn I am almost as far away from you as is humanly possible.

On economic issues, for sure. Social issues we all seem to be around the same.
Feeb
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27-Oct(#34)
That was clearly written by someone I wouldn't like.

Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -4.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.64

Topic   Political Compass Test